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Chasing Hammer, 3 oz.
DescriptionThis economical chasing hammer has one large, slightly convex, smooth face for striking chasing tools or planishing metal, and one round end for peening and riveting. The handle has a narrowed neck that creates a slight springiness that allows some bounce-back with each strike, producing improved control and reduced muscle fatigue. The steel head is forge-tempered and polished.
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Discussed in Fret Cauls, Fret Presses, Fret Hammers, and Misc. Gadgetry in the TalkBass community
A small drill press is just fine to use; the pressure needed to press in a fret isn't really any more than is needed to drill holes in steel. One tip would be to take the belt off; this will allow the spindle to turn more freely. I agree that having some provision for the caul to rock a bit would be good. My home-made caul ... ... more
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